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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-21-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By rs2289
I have heard different things about those 16mm...

I have heard different things about those 16mm piston Front MCs. Anyone else have any luck with those? They originals are 11/16" but 16mm is 5/8", so 1/16' smaller. My front is completely shot and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By rs2289
Old Bike Barn came through with some great...

Old Bike Barn came through with some great customer service! They sent me the new correct seals yesterday. I got them from UPS today. That is definitely some good customer service!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By rs2289
Just checked on BikeMasters web site and found...

Just checked on BikeMasters web site and found the right part number. Old Bike Barn apparently had it listed under the wrong part number. They list the 79 Special under 42-9014, but BikeMaster has it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-20-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By rs2289
Yep, Just looked at the package. 1mm larger OD....

Yep, Just looked at the package. 1mm larger OD. Having the dimensions will help getting the new seals. I guess I should have paid more attention to it when I got the package.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 11-15-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By rs2289
That's what I was thinking! Can't beat that price...

That's what I was thinking! Can't beat that price and it's in better shape then my 79SF. Someone should be snapping that up.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,385
Posted By rs2289
Yeah I was thinking I may have to get new seals....

Yeah I was thinking I may have to get new seals. :eek: There is other issues with this set of carbs I got that I need to soak them for. This is going to be a completely new carb set by the time I get...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 11-15-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By rs2289
Man, you live too far away for me. I would so...

Man, you live too far away for me. I would so take it for the parts!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-15-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,385
Posted By rs2289
Hey all. I am having this same problem. Soaking...

Hey all. I am having this same problem. Soaking them in a off the shelf bucket carb cleaner because they are really bad. I was wonder how you did with those carbs soaking in Gas. My #1 carb is so...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,763
Posted By rs2289
I gotta love the search function. I was looking...

I gotta love the search function. I was looking at carb parts for my rebuild and asked myself if I could replace the floats to plastics and here its, level recommendation and everything!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-13-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By rs2289
So the XJ750 M/C will work on a '79SF? I need to...

So the XJ750 M/C will work on a '79SF? I need to replace mine on this rebuild, it is completely shot. Any particular year or will anyone do just fine?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By rs2289
You have as much work to do as I do. I agree with...

You have as much work to do as I do. I agree with looking at the engine and electrical as a good starting point. Everyone here as great advise. Use the search function judiciously! Most topics have...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By rs2289
Fork seal options?

Hey all, did a search for fork seals for a '79 SF. Couldn't find much. I was wondering if any Special Owners prefer a particular brand of fork seals. I got a set from Bike Master that was supposedly...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-07-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By rs2289
This is actually a great topic. I am planning on...

This is actually a great topic. I am planning on pod filters and a custom exhaust as well in my rebuild. The exhaust I had was shot to holy heck and honestly I think I can build a short set similar...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,116
Posted By rs2289
Yeah, I was wonder about the light output on...

Yeah, I was wonder about the light output on those as well. I didn't think they would be as bright as the HID's, Just never really saw one up close. I was thinking about changing all the lights over...
Forum: Product Evaluations 11-05-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,807
Posted By rs2289
This stuff works AWESOME! and it is reusable to...

This stuff works AWESOME! and it is reusable to boot!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,116
Posted By rs2289
I was thinking about doing something like this...

I was thinking about doing something like this but I also found a site that sells LED headlights. Anyone have any experience with these lights?
Forum: Members Lounge 11-05-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By rs2289
T.C., Good call on the Dielectric grease at...

T.C.,

Good call on the Dielectric grease at the connectors. I didn't think of that. It still does have the stock fuse block. I am planning to replace that as I previously had to MacGyver two...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-25-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By rs2289
Introduction

Hi all, I am a new member and just thought I would say hi to all of you guys. I currently have a '79 XS1100SF that I bought about 15 years ago. Road it for a while then it ended up sitting under a...
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